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Old 06-07-2015, 01:52 PM   #15
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Costco Kirklands. Never had a problem. Watched a demo at an RV show in Penticton and it out dissolved the specialty products.



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Old 06-07-2015, 01:53 PM   #16
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Black Tanks & Fulltiming

I'm NOT a fanatic about getting a black tank pristine, seeing that the next use is only hours away; on the other hand, I don't want buildup that keeps building UP.

"RV paper degrades quickly" - Great. Does that mean before it drops from your hand? Some seems to. Scott's used to be highly recommended but it's single ply and YUCK, talk about "break on through to the other side".

I use any cheap stuff - usually Angel Soft

I also drain my black tank and clean it before traveling, then add 2 gallons of water, a bit of fabric softener (or creme rinse works too) and drive to my next scheduled shop. Ordinary agitation is more effective than any amount of low pressure rinsing, and ordinary agitation will break up "leftovers" whether paper or biologic.

The real problem is mistakenly dropping anything ELSE down the tank. There are a few hilarious stories about glasses, forks, false teeth, etc. but one of the worst? I met a guy who was trying to sell an old Argosy his college aged son had lived in for years. Seems his son dated a lot and frequently brought ladies home to the Argy. Dad was getting ready to drop the black tank because weeks of flushing still hadn't cleared all of the latex articles from the tank. (How did this mental giant graduate?) Needless to say there are some circumstances where a Sewer Solution isn't viable.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:13 AM   #17
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I'd forgotten the fork that fell into the toilet last year, or was it the year before? I was emptying a tub full of dishwater when we were boondocking into the black tank when a fork left in the bottom of the tub appeared. Surprised, I couldn't move fast enough. I used a grabber, but couldn't find it. I should have made the perp reach down in there—she has long arms. The fork is still there because it hasn't shown up anywhere else.

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Old 06-09-2015, 03:08 PM   #18
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I'd forgotten the fork that fell into the toilet last year, or was it the year before? I was emptying a tub full of dishwater when we were boondocking into the black tank when a fork left in the bottom of the tub appeared. Surprised, I couldn't move fast enough. I used a grabber, but couldn't find it. I should have made the perp reach down in there—she has long arms. The fork is still there because it hasn't shown up anywhere else.

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A fork could be cleaned up and used again, but how about a toothbrush?
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:49 PM   #19
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Scott 1000 TP works for us. We use it at home with my septic system and in the trailer. Been using it in the trailer for 20 years and never a problem. It's pretty much dissolved after a day or two. It is only one ply though, so if you want two ply, fold the piece in half.
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Unlike boats, there is really not any plumbing involved with an RV toilet.

Waste simply falls into the black tank. The biggest issue is adding enough liquid to the mess to make a good flow when emptying the tank.

I suppose one could simply drink a lot, and I do, but I also simply run a bowl of water and dump it in several times a day.

We have never had a problem, no matter what paper we choose.

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Old 06-09-2015, 08:05 PM   #21
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I use Bounty select a size. I HATE when the TP rips when wiping. Kidding, I use the Scott's 1000 rolls, home and away for reason above though. Dissolves pretty quick.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:26 PM   #23
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Scott's single ply, 1000 sheet roll. If "break through" is a concern, lighten up on "the grip". Lots of water in the black tank. Should be fine. Also, we have never used any chems other than "RV Digest It". No issues at all.


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One of the big keys to keeping a toilet flowing well is by dumping it full. If I'm at the end of a stay and the toilet holding tank isn't full, I'll fill it. Been camping with toilets in my trailers over 30 years using all kinds of toilet paper and have never had a clog or issue. I attribute that to dumping full. That high liquid content from a full tank creates a lot of force which pushes the debris in the toilet out. Do it will less water and that force is greatly reduced thus leading you to problems and clogs.

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No reason to buy the high priced packages marketed for RV use. Any brand on your grocery store shelf marked "safe for septic tanks" will work just fine.
Au contraire! My Interstate has a macerator pump, and regular toilet paper will clog it. The easier it is for the macerator to chew up and spit out, the better is for use in my Airstream.
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The real problem is mistakenly dropping anything ELSE down the tank. There are a few hilarious stories about glasses, forks, false teeth, etc. but one of the worst? I met a guy who was trying to sell an old Argosy his college aged son had lived in for years. Seems his son dated a lot and frequently brought ladies home to the Argy. Dad was getting ready to drop the black tank because weeks of flushing still hadn't cleared all of the latex articles from the tank. (How did this mental giant graduate?) Needless to say there are some circumstances where a Sewer Solution isn't viable.
A friend and his alcoholic girl friend used my Airstream 310 here in my carport after his son's girlfriend's husband burned down the friend's house in retribution (talk about drama, huh?, well it is North Idaho).

The alcoholic one smoked cigarillo's with plastic tips. The Airstream needed to have it's black tank emptied, and to do that I had him use the macerator pump, which quickly jammed. (their stuff, they deal with it). When he finally got the pump unhooked and apart one of the plastic cigarillo tips was firmly wedged in the inlet. I left and let them scream at each other about that little deal.

I don't worry about paper, it is the other stuff that really causes issues.
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Au contraire! My Interstate has a macerator pump, and regular toilet paper will clog it. The easier it is for the macerator to chew up and spit out, the better is for use in my Airstream.
I agree. It's surprising how many plumbers moan/warn about using Charmin in the home lines, much less trying to use that stuff in an RV environment.

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